I just came back today from a nice mintrip to Toronto. It’s a very nice town to visit, it’s like New York City without the crime, grime, and slime. I didn’t know it was Victoria’s Day weekend over there. Also there was the American Psychiatric Association conference there. I was wondering why a lot of hotels were already booked. Here’s my impressions with some pics at the end: GOOD The first thing that struck me was how clean Toronto is. I’m impressed that the city separates the garbage for recycling. I love the transit system, it’s so clean and reliable (for most of the stations I saw anyway. The trolley cars rocks! I thought it was cool that the street vendors sold vegetarian hot dogs. The underground PATH shopping network was fun to navigate. I think the most impressive thing about Toronto is the CN tower. It doesn’t seem to be functional building but my goodness the views are majestic! BAD I know the US $ was falling but I had no idea it was that bad. The Canadian $ is almost on par with the USD. After the exchange rate fees, I actually wound up with less! The other bad thing is I am spoiled by New York City, so I couldn’t find anything nifty to buy. There were a few litterbugs too, but it’s nowhere near as bad as New York City. I only saw one nudie bar, and that was near downtown Yonge. UGLY It was sad to see but I suppose that no big city can be without homeless people. I gave some leftovers from dinner to a homeless couple near Kensington Market and helped a vagabond with some coffee along downtown Yonge. Not sure why but I wasn’t expecting to see so many people down on their luck in Toronto.